supply-side-platform



Ad Tech’s Dirty Little Secret

Written on
February 21st 2014
Author
Michael Zacharski

ADOTAS – Last year was marked by an influx of acquisitions in the ad tech world, a trend that can be largely attributed to the not-always-true notion that a new technology must be offering something innovative and unique to the marketplace, so it must be acquired to serve as a ... more...

Managing Risks While Monetizing Unsold Inventory

Written on
October 15th 2013
Author
Mike Moreau

ADOTAS — “Programmatic.” Publishers have a love-hate relationship with this word. On the one hand, programmatic channels help sell unsold ad inventory. On the other hand, introducing third parties into online ad sales opens the door for potential data leakage (the collection and usage of consumer behavioral data without the website ... more...

AdJuggler Extends Ad Server to RTB Outlets Through Admeld

Written on
April 7th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Major publishers are already embracing private exchanges fueled by real-time bidding — are ad servers next in line to open RTB conduits? AdJuggler’s new Exchange Media Program (EMP), powered by supply side platform and private exchange operator Admeld, is an extension of its ad server that hooks up publishers and networks ... more...

PubMatic Offers Pubs Easy Access to Third-Party Data

Written on
April 7th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Among many interesting findings — including that advertisers are highly interested in RTB-powered publisher private exchanges — PubMatic’s recent survey with DigiDay discovered that 47% of publishers had to turn down an advertiser RFP because they couldn’t provide the required targeting. Hey, no need to be sad! PubMatic will ... more...

Smaller Pubs Have Lijit Monetization Partner

Written on
February 16th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – “We want to be a publisher’s monetization partner, not a service,” said Lijit COO Walter Knapp. “Many smaller publishers and bloggers are good at content management and not great at the technical side. We provide the business half of a CMS platform.” Aiming to be a true supply-side platform, ... more...

Admeld Passed on Google Acquisition

Written on
February 14th 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – It’s become the fashionable thing to turn down a Google acquisition offer: Mark Zuckerberg brushed off Big G’s offer for Facebook years ago, Twitter reportedly balked at a puny price, Yelp said forget it and even Groupon stuck up its nose (though after its Super Bowl ad debacle, a ... more...

Rubicon Bumps Up Plans With FAN Acquisition

Written on
November 1st 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Back in September the rumor mill went wild with speculation that publisher-side platform the Rubicon Project was fixing to buy News Corp’s Fox Audience Network, which seemed stuck in limbo after being spun off into MySpace following the departure of CEO and co-creator Adam Bain (now Twitter’s president ... more...

Fox Audience Network Being Traded to Rubicon?

Written on
September 28th 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – And here I thought trading season was over! Kara Swisher at AllThingsD has sources whispering excitedly that MySpace is bartering most of its Fox Audience Network assets to The Rubicon Project in exchange for a minority equity slice. This is actually something AdExchanger resident psychic John Ebbert predicted ... more...

PubMatic Shines Spotlight on Third-Party Data Snatchers

Written on
September 28th 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – My roommate had “The Deadliest Catch” on the other night, and as I watched burly fisherman pull in giant cages filled with humongous fish, I not only had an uncontrollable desire for sushi but also saw an apt metaphor. All that lovely audience data is just swimming around ... more...